Three Teens Arrested for Terroristic Threatening, Released to Parents

February 4, 2020, 6:28 PM HST · Updated February 4, 6:28 PM
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Three teens were arrested on suspicion of first degree terroristic threatening following a report on Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, 2020 in Central Maui.

Police say the three suspects allegedly conspired and posted on social media a threat towards two male juvenile victims.

The offenders, which included two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old, were processed by Maui police and released to their guardians.

Maui police say they take all threats seriously and will seek prosecution.

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The public is encouraged to report crimes and students are encouraged to utilize “Text a Tip,” where they can confidentially report a variety of incidents including: thefts, harassment, fights, disorderly conduct, vape/e-cigs, drugs, suicide, bullying, cyberbullying, alcohol, vandalism and class cutting.

Text a Tip is available at several high schools in Maui County by texting:

  • (701) 484-2647 at Maui High School;
  • (614) 636-2478 at Baldwin High School;
  • (408) 695-3859 at Lahainaluna High School;
  • (304) 709-6729 at Molokai High School; and
  • 724-83KING-K for King Kekaulike High School.

The public is advised to call 911 in an emergency.

  • The messenger’s information remains confidential.
  • Tips are confidential, not anonymous.
  • Texts can be traced (to reduce pranks)
  • Tipsters may receive follow-up texts for more details or clarification
  • Text a Tip is a tip line only

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